Cognitive resilience following paediatric stroke: Biological and environmental predictors
Vicki Anderson, Simone Darling, Mark Mackay, Paul Monagle, Mardee Greenham, Anna Cooper, Rod W Hunt, Stephen Hearps, Anne L Gordon
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020
Little is known about resilience after paediatric stroke (PS), or the factors that contribute to better outcomes. Rather, research emphasis has been on impairment, measured through cross-sectional or retrospective designs, often heavily weighted to children presenting for clinical or rehabilitation follow-up. Implementing a resilience framework, this study aimed to investigate cognitive recovery post-stroke and factors that contribute to cognitive resilience at 12 months following PS. In a single site, prospective, longitudinal study (baseline, 1, 6, 12 months post-stroke), 61 children (55.7% male) aged 0-18 years, with a diagnosis of acute arterial ischemic stroke were recruited. Neurologic..View full abstract
We thank Drs. Lee Coleman and Michael Ditchfield who rated study MRI scans, and the children and families involved in the study for their participation. This study was supported by the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Scheme.